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BMW M2 CS: the final ICE-powered M2 spotted

Published: 14 August 2023 Updated: 14 August 2023

► New 2022 BMW M2 will be overhauled
► 3.0-litre turbo six, rear-drive but more power
► Lighter, firmer faster – due 2024/2025

Munich is preparing an even hotter version of its M2 saloon – and it’ll probably be the last ICE powered version of the 2-series – if BMW’s EV plan continues as scheduled. The model shown here is a prototype of the M2 CS, and even with camouflage it’s clear to see this is an even more aggressive version of the already angry-looking M2 saloon.


What’s different?

The ride height of this M2 appears to have been slammed even further, and it also runs on slightly wider wheels. BMW engineers have fiddled with the air intakes and the bumper too, giving a different look to the front of the car compared to the stock version. Fake grille inserts appear to have been added to the headlights, again making this M2 look even beefier.


The rear looks relatively similar to the stock car (in this configuration at least) but there is now a ducktail spoiler at the rear to increase stability at higher speeds. And to look more aggressive, of course.

Underneath the new suit, expect an upgraded even firmer suspension for track work, as well as a handful of extra bhp over the standard powertrain. The forthcoming M2 CS will be lighter too, which should improve its agility and speed even more.


What’s next?

Rumours suggest that the next round of M cars will be entirely electric. There are already rumours that the next generation of M3 and M4 will be electric only, and BMW is already testing an all-electric iM2. With that in mind, you’re looking at what’s likely to be the last ICE-powered M2.

When’s it coming out?

CAR understands the new M2 CS will be revealed in late 2024 or early 2025 – and probably in limited numbers.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes